Monday, January 23, 2017

Smoke and mirrors

As promised, President Trump (two words which don't belong in the same sentence) has "resigned" from his business empire, turning control over to his sons Eric and Donald, Jr.

Of course, if he thinks this resolves his conflict of interest problems, he's wrong. Whether or not his name is on the letterhead, he still stands to profit from his foreign policy decisions- a violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

This is not even to mention, of course, the appearance of impropriety involved in any Trump Administration decision favoring a country (coughRussiacough) in which the Trump Organization has substantial investments.

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